June Crosslight now available

The June edition of Crosslight is now available online and in your congregations. This month’s front page is of a Rohingyan child being processed after spending weeks at sea. The plight of refugees struggling to survive has brought out the best and the worst in humanity. While some of the world’s poorest people, Aceh fishermen, rushed to help, politicians bickered and armed forces were deployed to stop the boatloads of desperate people from coming ashore. As for the reaction to this humanitarian crisis from our own leaders? All we can say is “nope, nope, nope.”

In our feature for this month, Nigel Tapp examines the proliferation of payday loans and finds there’s no such thing as free money.

We speak with the departing leader of the Greens, Christine Milne, about her life as an advocate for change.

Ros Marsden discusses what rehabilitation in Australia looks like for prisoners and asks if we can start reform even before an offender is sentenced.

Choir members in Hobart find hope and belonging through sharing songs.

Tim Lam reviews Evaporating Borders, a film that explores the difficult issue of seeking asylum.

All of the June Crosslight stories are available hereCrosslight is also available in digital form, so you can read it from your iPad or tablet device.

If you are not able to get to a Uniting Church congregation but would like to continue to receive Crosslight each month, we can arrange to deliver it to you, whether you are in Australia or overseas. Subscribe here to receive Crosslight n your letterbox every month.


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